Strutting the Stuff by Martin Smart

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Joint 2nd Place in the Tickle Me with a Feather Challenge in the Beach, River and Lake Treasures Group

Featured in “The World As We See It, or as we missed it” April 2011
Featured in “The Birds” April 2011

A beautiful Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) stretching its wings whilst wading at the Kalloni Salt Pans, on the Greek Island of Lesvos.

Canon 20D
1/800sec f8 ISO 200
500mm F4L IS lens + 1.4x converter

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  • CanyonWind
  • Many thanks for the Feature Pop’s, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    I love these birds. We have the White-faced Ibis here. These are gorgeous Martin. :o)

  • Thank you very much Bunny, they are quite stunning looking birds with that green & bronze metallic sheen to their plumage!

    – Martin Smart

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you Larry.

    – Martin Smart

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartabout 4 years ago

    Super capture Martin!!!

  • Thank you so much Meg, I appreciate your comment!

    – Martin Smart

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray.

    – Martin Smart

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 4 years ago

    1 image per day / April 6, 2011 / Limit 20

    Great capture!

  • Many thanks Kon!

    – Martin Smart

  • Macky
    Mackyabout 4 years ago

    You caught all those amazing hues Martin, congrats!!

  • Thank you very much Macky, appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Heidi Mooney-Hill
    Heidi Mooney-Hillabout 4 years ago

    He is dancing for a girl, that’s what I think about, when I see this photo

  • You could well be right Heidi, there were others around, thank you very much for your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Norah Jones
    Norah Jonesabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot Martin. Congratulations.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments Norah!

    – Martin Smart

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    A fabulous capture Martin!

  • Many thanks Rosie!

    – Martin Smart

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